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The Centre for the Built and Natural Environment focuses on delivering solutions to close the design versus as-built performance gap found in the built environment.

In addressing this issue, academics working in this area seek to answer the overarching research question: how do we ensure decision-making processes during building design, construction and operation reflect the whole life implications of the dynamic nature of building performance, the effects of occupant responses and perceptions, and the impact of future uncertainties?

The Centre offers the opportunity to develop fundamental research strands based on the Faculty of Engineering, Environment and Computing’s expertise and strong industrial partnerships, as well as being shaped by its Executive Director’s vision for the built environment. 

Research in this area focuses on the following themes that have global impact;

  • Dynamic performance of buildings
  • Occupant and owner responses
  • Impacts of uncertainty
  • Whole-life decision-making
  • Smart civic structure
  • Monitoring buildings

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Vacuum Engineering & Materials Science
Concretes Engineering & Materials Science
Glass Engineering & Materials Science
Steel Engineering & Materials Science
Coatings Engineering & Materials Science
Concrete pavements Engineering & Materials Science
Thermal comfort Engineering & Materials Science
Cements Engineering & Materials Science

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Research Output 1995 2019

Open Access
Endocrine Disruptors

Analyse expérimentale et numérique du comportement des joints des poutres en treillis métalliques de section rectangulaire creuse

Slimani, F., Redjel, B., Saidani, M. & Kebaili, B. 25 Jan 2018 (Accepted/In press) In : Synthèse: Revue des Sciences et de la Technologie. 36, p. 190-212 23 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Numerical analysis
Oil wells
Silica fume

Activities 1994 2018

Wuhan University of Technology

Fang, Y. (Visiting researcher)
2 Aug 2018

Activity: Visiting an external academic institution

Current development of advanced glazing

Fang, Y. (Invited speaker)
2 Aug 2018

Activity: Invited talk

Hubei University of Technology

Fang, Y. (Visiting researcher)
1 Aug 2018

Activity: Visiting an external academic institution



Press / Media

UAE data security

Messaoud Saidani


1 media contribution

Press/Media: Expert Comment